Others refer to the Weeping Buddha statue as a teaching tale whereby the Buddha is bent over weeping for the troubles of the world and in turn absorbing them and transforming them within his own being. And that because the Buddha weeps for all humankind no one else shall suffer the same depth of sorrow as he.
Protection Buddha / Overcoming Fear Buddha with right hand raised and facing outwards has 2 common meanings. The first is that of the Protection Buddha, as the raised right hand symbolically represents a shield. The second meaning, Overcoming Fear, (since one who is receiving protection would be less fearful). This statue signifies courage and offers protection from fear, delusion and anger.